Bayern Munich is considering a Zinedine Zidane-Franck Ribéry duo for its bench


By: Manu Tournoux

On February 21, Bayern Munich and Thomas Tuchel announced the end of their collaboration at the end of the 2023-24 season. “FC Bayern Munich and coach Thomas Tuchel have jointly decided to end the collaboration, which was initially due to expire on June 30, 2025, on June 30, 2024. This is the result of a friendly conversation between CEO Jan- Christian Dreesen and Thomas Tuchel, could we read on the press release published by the Bavarians. Less than a year after arriving in Munich, TT, who had been chosen to replace Julian Nagelsmann, failed.

In addition to disappointing results, the attitude of the German technician has upset people at the club, particularly among the players. By mutual agreement, the two parties therefore decided to separate in a few months. But the residents of the Allianz Arena are already looking for his successor. The priority is known to everyone since it is Xabi Alonso. But the Spaniard, who is doing great things at Bayer Leverkusen, is also in the sights of Liverpool, who are looking for Jürgen Klopp's successor. At the same time, the Germans are exploring other avenues.

The Ribéry asset

The name of Roberto De Zerbi was mentioned, as was that of Zinedine Zidane. Free since the end of his adventure at Real Madrid, the French technician wants to return to service. But with the extension of Didier Deschamps at the head of the France team and that of Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, two important doors have closed. In England, Manchester United dreams of recruiting him to lead Sir Jim Ratcliffe's project. In Italy, Juventus, where he played as a player, also follows him in the event of the departure of Massimiliano Allegri. An exciting challenge for ZZ, who would be in his element.

Regarding Bayern Munich, the management appreciates his profile, his experience and his aura. But it remains to be seen what Zizou thinks, who has always given his preference to projects where he masters the language. An essential point for him. But Bayern has the resources and ideas to convince him. SportBild reveals that a Zidane-Ribéry tandem is being considered. The 40-year-old former club player knows the Bavarian house perfectly and wants to return there to coach. The idea was to take a team of young people. But an association with Zidane, of whom he would be deputy, would be a possible solution for German decision-makers. It remains to be seen whether Zidane will be interested and whether this idea will come to fruition.

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